Join Master Storyteller Giles Abbott and just twelve guests around the Sarcophagus in Lion's Chamber of Our Museum's Wunderkabinnet for Monthly Storytelling evenings
Mar 12th 2017 - Jul 9th 2017
A History of the British Empire Told Through Drink
Jul 11th 2017 - Jul 11th 2017
Boas, Pythons & Dragons, Oh my!
Jul 18th 2017 - Jul 18th 2017
A Private Screening and Talk with Artist Magnus Irvin
Jul 31st 2017 - Jul 31st 2017
A Lecture with Jonathan Allen
Sep 12th 2017 - Sep 12th 2017
An Interactive Illusion of the Greatest Kind + Victorian-era Cocktails to Pair
Oct 24th 2017 - Oct 24th 2017
Join us behind the bar as the group learns to make (& drink!) four classic cocktails with a Last Tuesday Society twist!
Jul 25th 2017 - Dec 31st 2017
Living Animals Invade The Wunderkabinett - Pet a Python, Fondle a Frog, Touch a Tarantula, cuddle a Chameleon & more in a educational display
Jun 9th 2017 - Dec 31st 2017
The Last Tuesday Society invites you join us for our monthly Life Drawing Salon paired with traditional Absinthe
Jun 19th 2017 - Jun 19th 2017
Paired with Navy Strength Rum
Jun 6th 2017 - Jun 6th 2017
Explore the relationship between bunny and rigger, body and rope, pleasure and pain
May 22nd 2017 - May 22nd 2017
May 16th 2017 - May 16th 2017
Absinthe & l'Androgynie
Apr 18th 2017 - Apr 18th 2017
with Fenella Hitchcock
Apr 11th 2017 - Apr 11th 2017
An Interactive Illusion of the Greatest Kind + Victorian-era Cocktails to Pair
Apr 4th 2017 - Apr 4th 2017
Half Price Museum Admission + FREE Aperitivo with Each Cocktail Ordered Every Thursday!
Mar 23rd 2017 - Mar 20th 2017
Absinthe, Paraphernalia & Regalia of Alchemy and The Occult
Mar 14th 2017 - Mar 14th 2017
Lecture by Matthew Levi Stevens & paired with some one of the occultist's very own cocktail creations
Mar 7th 2017 - Mar 7th 2017
The Last Tuesday Society invites you to celebrate International Absinthe Day Sunday 5th March at The Last Tuesday Society with a tasting menu of traditional Absinthes + Reptiles to pair!
Mar 5th 2017 - Mar 5th 2017
Launch of New Peculiar Cocktail Menu created for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Characters
Feb 1st 2017 - Feb 28th 2017
Join us on the last Tuesday of February for a Feast of Irresistible Desires and Overindulgent Sin
Feb 28th 2017 - Feb 28th 2017
A Valentine's Lecture on the History of Perverse Sex with Julie Peakman paired with Glass of Bubbly & Chocolate Anus
Feb 14th 2017 - Feb 14th 2017
A Valentine's Special + Absinthe Pairing featuring Two Models for this Life Drawing Salon
Feb 13th 2017 - Feb 13th 2017
A Talk on the Literary Anthology with Jon Crabb of The British Library
Feb 7th 2017 - Feb 7th 2017
Jan 17th 2017 - Jan 17th 2017
A Lecture on Absinthe & Impressionism by Jad Adams followed by an Introduction to the Belle Epoque Style of Drinking the Notorious Green Spirit with Jade Absinthe
Jan 10th 2017 - Jan 10th 2017
What happens when one making animal meets another? Gossamer Days explores the strange web of spider-human relationships.
Dec 5th 2016 - Dec 5th 2016
The Tarot Deck of Austin Osman Spare, with Jonathan Allen
Nov 21st 2016 - Nov 22nd 2016
The History of Witches’ Ointments, with Raymond Salvatore Harmon
Oct 25th 2016 - Oct 25th 2016
"Tonight we create a séance. Tonight we create contact with the spirits. Don't be afraid . . ."
Oct 24th 2016 - Oct 24th 2016
Tiger Woman – Betty May, Aleister Crowley, Belle Époque Paris & Bohemian London, with Celine Hispiche.
Sep 19th 2016 - Sep 19th 2016
At the fin de siècle ancient Egyptian jewellery was all the rage, but some believed that these objects plundered from the tombs of the dead might confer bad luck upon their modern owners.
May 23rd 2016 - May 23rd 2016
New Orleans Voodoo
May 9th 2016 - May 9th 2016
The world’s first Chinese-American movie legend Anna May Wong (1905–1961) uncomfortably straddled two cultures.
Apr 25th 2016 - Apr 25th 2016
This epic study unveils the esoteric masters who have covertly impacted the intellectual development of the West, from Pythagoras and Zoroaster to the modern icons Jean Gebser and Schwaller de Lubicz.
Apr 19th 2016 - Apr 19th 2016
An evening of Necromancy, delving into the dark and macabre practice of calling up the dead. Why its done? how its done? and what's used to do it? from working with the ancestors to employing the departed to undertake tasks and answer questions. We'll examine rites and rituals from around the world, explore the potions, charms and tools to execute necromantic operations and experiments and gain insight into how the dead are called on to benefit us in our day to day lives.
Apr 11th 2016 - Apr 11th 2016
Coming down from the so-called Swinging Sixties, ’70s Britain finally had to confront the fact that it was no longer a game changer in global affairs, just a small, seemingly overburdened nation with a closet full of skeletons and infused with an inability to swim against the tide of change.
Apr 4th 2016 - Apr 4th 2016
Rock ‘n’ Roll hit France late and not without resistance.
Mar 21st 2016 - Mar 21st 2016
When we think of illicit spirits we think of prohibition America but our own isle also has hundreds of years of experience in dodging the law when it comes to strong drink.
Mar 7th 2016 - Mar 7th 2016
Blurring fact and fiction, belief and illusion, desire and madness, Lorna Gibb presents an uncannily authoritative fictionalised autobiography of Katie King – the most famous ghost of the last two centuries...
Feb 23rd 2016 - Feb 23rd 2016
An exploration of how Lewis Carroll's dream-child has inspired the wilder sides of popular culture. In this very visual talk, Mark Richards explores Alice's pervasive influence with a particular focus on the fringes of everyday life and culture, observing how a child of the Victorian nursery finds her way into the most unlikely places.
Nov 9th 2015 - Nov 9th 2015
Swarming Fever: A Film Reel about Insects and Fairies The Artist Tessa Farmer in conversation with the Academic, Petra Lange-Berndt
Nov 8th 2015 - Nov 8th 2015
Daring smugglers, bold black marketeers and hidden distilleries. Get a taste of the naughtier side of drink history with Rebellious Spirits. Author and drink historian Ruth Ball will be serving up six historical cocktails, accompanied by stories of the wild and wonderful world of illicit spirits drawn from her new book Rebellious Spirits.
Oct 28th 2015 - Nov 7th 2015
“Tonight we create a séance. Tonight we create contact with the spirits. Don’t be afraid . . .” Séance doesn’t prove that spirits exist. Séance doesn’t prove that spirits don’t exist. Séance will make you doubt your perception and question your beliefs. This is séance, an interactive illusion.
Oct 26th 2015 - Oct 27th 2015
June 16th - The Politics of Fashion with Tansy Hoskins & The Imperial War Museum's Laura Clouting. July 7th - Shoes - from Sport to Sex. September 15th Sex, Scent & Curious Cosmetics - an Immersive History
Jun 16th 2015 - Oct 23rd 2015
English artist John Coutts, better known by his nom de plume of John Willie, is arguably one of the most influential figures of the sexual underground of the Twentieth Century. As the mastermind behind mid-century fetish magazine Bizarre, Willie was one of the first to transpose the spirit of European kink press to a North American audience, presenting a blossoming fetish community with home-grown smut of their very own. In its brief and sporadic run, Bizarre was able to showcase a range of forms for non-normative sexual self-display, drawing material from myriad sources (including fashion magazines of the day) with a particular focus on body modification and BDSM.
Oct 12th 2015 - Oct 12th 2015
The late 19th Century brought many curious sights to Montmartre – Paris’ dangerous, debauched and surreal bohemian underbelly – none more so than Cabaret L’Enfer; its malevolent maw threatening to devour all who dared to step within its damnable interior. But how did this most macabre of nightclubs come to be, what went on within and why was Belle Epoque Paris so death fixated? From the North West of England to Coney Island to the Moulin Rouge, this is an epic international saga, full of surprising connections and featuring the origins of Mass entertainment from spiritualism to cinema to stage magic.
Oct 5th 2015 - Oct 5th 2015
Author Zoe Cormier’s first book Sex, Drugs and Rock n’ Roll: The Science of Hedonism and the Hedonism of Science, published by Profile, celebrates everyone’s favourite unholy trinity. Over 300 pages she explores how our supposedly “base” and “primitive” pursuits are not only crucial components of the human condition, but also how hedonistic impulses have informed our highest intellectual pursuits.
Sep 28th 2015 - Sep 28th 2015
Join the founder of The Museum for a personal & Intimate tour of his Museum
Feb 26th 2015 - Sep 24th 2015
Julian Walker will give a brief overview of the past 600 years of cosmetic history before exploring a few problematic areas: destructive cosmetics, concepts of fraud and male castigation of female cosmetics, cosmetics as empowerment, reading the face, inviting the body-entering gaze, and facial prosthetics & Odette Toilette invites you to experience the 20th century in perfume form, from the blockbuster perfumes we all love to the hidden stories of how scent has been created, promoted and used. Discover the strange tales of maverick entrepreneurs 'scent bombing' American cities in the 1940s, pickup artistes flogging scent to disaffected housewives, and Edwardian actresses using perfume to gear up for their salacious roles on the stage.
Sep 15th 2015 - Sep 15th 2015
Charles Waterton was a traveller, a 'larger than life' person and an inventive taxidermist, now regarded as one of Britain's great eccentrics. His activities, and the aggravation he caused, continue to fascinate, inspire and amuse even 150 years after his death. His famous book Wanderings in South America, published in 1825, described his travels at a time when few people made such journeys. Taxidermy was his passion. He used his skill to fabricate imaginary creatures, forming three-dimensional religious and political cartoons, lampooning issues and people that attracted his ire.
Sep 14th 2015 - Sep 14th 2015
Dr Thomas Turner will explore how tennis shoes fit into a wider Victorian world of goods and leisure, and consider what this new type of footwear meant to the young men and women who wore them & Helen Persson will be exploring our obsession with shoes and their cultural importance as identifiers of status, privilege, seduction and sexual preference.
Jul 7th 2015 - Jul 7th 2015
Many older people in Russia remember seeing strange vinyl type flexi-discs when they were young. The discs had partial images of skeletons on them and were called ‘Bones’ or ‘Ribs’.
Jun 30th 2015 - Jun 30th 2015
Few societies are shrouded in as much mystery as the Freemasons. Renowned for their secrecy and mystical symbolism as well as prominently featuring in every conspiracy theory known to man, who are these people donning aprons and exchanging secret handshakes? Contrary to popular belief, Freemasonry is not a secret society restricted to influential men and members can speak freely about its activities. Hendrik Huthoff will discuss the principles of the order, its history, rituals, symbolism and its place in today’s society.
Sep 7th 2015 - Jun 27th 2015
Nadia Choucha traces the evolution of Surrealist ideas and situates them within the occult currents of fin-de-siècle European culture.
Jun 23rd 2015 - Jun 23rd 2015
Fashion is often dismissed as superficial and ephemeral, but tonight we look at the economics and politics behind the glamour with author and campaigner Tansy Hoskins, and Terry Charman, historian for Fashion on the Ration at the Imperial War Museum'
Jun 16th 2015 - Jun 16th 2015
Why are we so fascinated by the relationship between madness and art? Tonight we look at the origins of the use of art both diagnostically and therapeutically in the history of mental health care.
Jun 15th 2015 - Jun 15th 2015
From Axolotl to Zebrafish, meet a world of barely imagined beings: real creatures that are often stranger and more astonishing than anything dreamt in the pages of a medieval bestiary.
Jun 14th 2015 - Jun 14th 2015